Herpes Medication and Cure : A Reality Check!
Herpes Medication Research and Cure : Chemicals or Natural Cure?
There are many misconceptions about herpes. It is true that herpes is most common among sexually active adults, aged fifteen to fifty. It is also true that herpes is almost always transmitted through sexual acts. However, it is not just adults or those sexually active and it is not always a sexual act that causes or transmits herpes.
Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease or STD. It is very common. According to many estimates, around one sixth of the sexually active adult populace in the United States will have herpes at least once. Many people have herpes multiple times and it is partly because of the chronic nature of the virus which allows it to linger on for a long time and partly because many people have more than one sexual partners and unprotected sex is not uncommon.
Debunking the Stigma
Before we get into the viruses and the facilitators of herpes, let us debunk the stigma associated with it. Every sexually transmitted disease is treated with an overblown and unrealistic stigma. It was AIDS once and it took decades of campaigning to make people aware that one need not be embarrassed and isolated because of the autoimmune disorder. Likewise, herpes should not lead to embarrassment and isolation. One should stay away from sexual contact or any kind of physical intimacy but there is no need to feel ostracized.
Cause of Herpes
Herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus. The name of the virus lends to the name of the ailment. Cold sore is herpes type 1. Genital herpes is herpes type 2. Cold sore or herpes type 1 is caused by herpes simplex virus 1. Genital herpes or herpes type 2 is caused by herpes simplex virus 2. Both these viruses can coexist and hence you may have cold sore and genital herpes at the same time. It is possible for both to coexist but for one to be dormant. You may suffer from genital herpes or cold sore first and then develop the other later.
The society and even doctors don’t really acknowledge or classify anything as nonsexual or asexual herpes. However, there are many cases where people are infected by the herpes simplex virus 1 or 2 or both without indulging in any sexual act. There are young kids who are not yet matured enough to indulge in sexual acts but have been diagnosed with herpes. There are very old people who haven’t had sex perhaps in decades who get diagnosed with herpes.
Herpes virus can get transmitted through intimate contact which may not be sexual. Herpes virus lives off its host, which is the human body, for years. Even if you think your herpes symptoms have receded and you have been cured, the virus will have its traces in the body and if they undergo incubation again then they can strike and you will have the symptoms again, regardless of age and sexual encounters of the time.
Symptoms of Herpes 1 & 2
Sores are the most obvious symptoms of herpes type 1. These sores are usually formed in the mouth. They will itch and become blisters with time. These sores may spread beyond the mouth, to the neck and around. In some cases, the blisters can spread to the arms, back and chest. The sores are often accompanied by fever, fatigue, headache, swollen lymph nodes, poor appetite and irregular sleep.
The major symptoms of genital herpes or herpes type 2 are blisters or sores in and around the pubic area. The sores develop in the genital area, some may turn to blisters soon and some may remain itchy sores for days, the sores will spread and as they mature they will form red blisters before bursting. The blisters often spread out to the thighs, buttocks and rectum. Women may have ulcers around the cervices. These symptoms are accompanied by painful urination for men and women. Many women experience vaginal discharge. Fatigue, loss of appetite, physical pain or discomfort and sleep problems are common.
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There is no cure for herpes with medication. The medical fraternity would tell you there is no cure at all. They can only call any treatment or herpes medication a cure when there is irrefutable proof. Herpes is a viral condition and hence it cannot really be cured or treated with antibiotics. There are some antibiotics, creams and other herpes medication but they have mixed results. There is no consensus in the medical fraternity or among those who work with people suffering from herpes as to if the antibiotics and creams are of any help. At best one can expect some relief from the symptoms or the pain and discomfort associated with the ailment.
• Herpes cure has to be a vaccine or a natural way to beat the infection. Many vaccines have been tested and quite a few are under trial. There are HSV-2 ICP0? HSV-2 0?NLS, Gen-003, Admedus HSV-2 therapeutic vaccine, HSV-2 ?gD-2, HSV-2 trivalent vaccine, HerpV, Vitaherpavac & Herpovax, GV2207, Mymetics, Zostavax, Tomegavax and NE-HSV2.
• There are many antibiotics including Acyclovir, Valtrex, Zovirax, Valacyclovir, Xerese, Acyclovir Sodium and Acyclovir-Hydrocortisone. Some are oral capsules, some are topical solutions as in creams or gels and some are intravenous medicines.
• There are quite a few natural remedies including baking soda, extract of Echinacea tree and a bath using Epsom salt.
Natural Cure for Herpes
Natural remedies are deemed better than antibiotics and creams. Antibiotics are never effective at treating viral infections. By the very nature, antibiotics are designed to cure bacterial infections and other common health problems. Antibiotics will offer some relief and that is never doubted. Creams would also provide topical relief. The sores and blisters will not pain and itch as much. They may heal sooner than otherwise. However, antibiotics and creams will not do anything to the virus, its incubation, transmission or outbreak and how long the virus will have the potency to keep a person infected.
Prevention is definitely more desirable than seeking a cure but when one has already contracted the virus, the solution becomes more important. Natural herpes remedies or natural cures are better than antibiotics, medicines and creams because they can contain the infection. Also, there is barely any side effect of natural solutions. Antibiotics will always have side effects, only the severity of these can be minimal for some people.
Millions of people contract the herpes viruses every year. Most of the people infected with develop the symptoms immediately or in a few days. Some will not have any symptoms and hence will be unaware of their contraction of the virus. Only obvious signs of the infection can make someone aware. Fatigue in general or incessant exhaustion would not alarm anyone. Unless the blisters or sores show up, many people don’t even realize there is anything wrong. Even the minutest cases of herpes where the symptoms are not too severe are ignored and people don’t opt for any diagnosis or remedy. It is best to be proactive. The sooner you respond, the more effective natural remedies are.
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Note: This Page was last updated on Sunday 23rd of July 2017